New measures designed to protect agency and zero-hours workers could pose problems for both construction firms and their operatives, John Hayes explains.
In the absence of government proposals following Mathew Taylor’s ‘Review of Modern Working Practices’ (published in June), the Work and Pensions and Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committees have jointly published a draft Bill in an effort to tackle exploitation within the gig economy.
The Uber appeal to the Employment Appeal Decision has today been rejected. In yet another decision which challenges the UK gig economy, Uber drivers have been found to have worker status and are not genuinely self-employed.
Since our last Employment Bulletin, the Taylor review into modern working practices has been published. The review, commission by the Government in late 2016, was headed up by Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Arts.